Shayne Webb M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Advanced Fellowship Trained in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

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(Tummy Tuck)

A tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can help you achieve a flat, toned abdomen. If you have been trying to get a pleasing body contour with diet and exercise but still have a protruding or sagging belly with excess fat or skin and slack muscles, a tummy tuck may be the right procedure for you.

A Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

You should only consider a tummy tuck if you are bothered by the appearance or feeling that your tummy is too large. You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are at a stable weight and are physically healthy. It is best if you have already tried nonsurgical options like diet and exercise to tighten your abdomen.


The Tummy Tuck Procedure

There are two main types of tummy tucks: a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. Both begin with an incision at or above the pubic hairline. In both procedures excess skin, fat, and other tissue are removed and abdominal muscles are tightened and held with permanent sutures.


A mini or partial tummy tuck only provides tightening below the navel. The incision is smaller and the recovery quicker than for a full tummy tuck.

For both types of procedures, the scar should be low enough that it will be concealed by most clothing, underwear, and bikini bottoms. For tightening through the entire abdominal region with a full tummy tuck, a second incision around the navel is required.


Dr. Webb takes great pride in achieving some of the most natural belly buttons possible.

To learn more about a tummy tuck and whether it is a good procedure for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Webb today.



Real Patients & Their Stories

I had considered breast augmentation for many years. Breastfeeding 4 children had taken its toll. Dr. Webb's down to earth, one on one approach convinced me to go ahead and have it done. He tailored the surgery to my specific needs and the outcome was fantastic. Every aspect about my experience was top notch, from the care and treatment from Dr. Webb, to his personable staff who were always friendly. I was so pleased with my experience that Dr. Webb will be my first choice for any procedures that I may have in the future. - CMW *
Every effort was made by Dr. Webb to ensure that I knew everything there was to know about my procedure. Dr. Webb and his staff were available to me any time I had a question or a concern. Dr. Webb's staff was both courteous and meticulous in catering to my needs and concerns. My surgery went very well. I am now two weeks into my recovery and I am thrilled with my results already. Every day I see improvement and get more and more excited about my new shape. I felt very confident in Dr. Webb's ability; he is a truly talented surgeon. The information that I was given prior to my surgery helped everything go so smoothly, everything that Dr. Webb said I would experience was true to form. My pain was managed very well and I really expected to have a lot more discomfort than I actually experienced. I would only recommend Dr. Webb to anyone who wishes to have a surgical procedure carried out to PERFECTION! - KM *
I'm a young mom of 2 girls. Having kids left me with a body that made me very unhappy. I decided it was time for a change. Not knowing ANYTHING at all about plastic surgery I was unsure but called anyways to set up an appointment. Going in I was very scared and didn't know what to expect, but when I got there I was greeted by a very friendly staff. Dr. Webb and I started my consult and we talked for about an hour and thirty mins. He explained everything possible and what he thought I needed. He went into full detail of before, during, and after the procedure. I can't explain how comfortable I felt talking to him and the staff. I knew that day that I didn't need to look any longer. He was the one who was going to do my surgery! I had a tummy tuck and lipo, everything went like he said and now (2 months later) I look and feel like a 24 year old should. Dr. Webb and his staff are amazing, I can't thank them enough! I can't wait until summertime and I haven't been able to say that in a LONG time! Again THANK-YOU, you have helped start a whole new chapter in my life. - SBH *
From pre-op to post operative care, Dr. Webb and his team have been there every step of the way. I am so thrilled with the care & my results. 4 months post surgery, I have been able to exercise & lost 17 lbs and my breast are now a 36D! I can go into a store and actually find clothes that "fit" me and I don't have to struggle into a bathing suit anymore! From the added weight on my chest I used to have constant neck, back, & knee pain and now it's gone. Even the permanent bra marks that I had on my back & shoulders are beginning to fade. The biggest drawback to this surgery? I lost my golf swing and had to take lessons to get my swing back! Thank you Dr. Webb & the entire staff at Nirvana for giving me my life back! The "Girls" and I thank you from the bottom of my heart- they are PERFECT! - GW *

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